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Former-#GamerGate-r (and continuing douchebag) Internet Aristocrat fights WAM! with slurs, abuse, dumb photoshops

Internet Aristocrat: Fighting corruption with targeted abuse
Internet Aristocrat: Fighting “corruption” with targeted abuse

YouTube garbage blabber Internet Aristocrat — you know, the guy that helped to kick off #GamerGate with the first video attacking Zoe Quinn but who’s since broken from the “movement” for reasons — has been working himself into a lather over Women, Action & the Media’s Twitter reporting initiative.

So he’s decided to take a principled stance against this terrible threat to free speech — or at least free speech that includes targeted abuse and bigoted slurs — by posting a series of detailed, logical essays elucidating the dange …

Nah, who am I kidding. He responded by posting a series of inane photoshopped images on Twitter and calling WAM! Executive Director Jaclyn Friedman a, well, it starts with a c.

Here’s his photoshopped pic of one of WAM!’s webpages, with testimonials from assorted feminists turned into jokes about poop and patriarchy:

Click for larger version. Not an actual page on WAM!'s website.
Click for larger version. Not an actual page on WAM!’s website.

Here’s his photoshopped picture of Anna Holmes, a member of WAM!’s board of directors, sitting on a toilet:

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And here he’s combined an attack on WAM! with a weird misogynistic attack on … Anita Sarkeesian’s collaborator on Feminist Frequency, Jonathon McIntosh, a frequent target of IA’s abuse.

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This little bit of photoshop wizardry inspired one of IA’s followers to concoct an even worse photoshop disaster featuring McIntosh, working some extra racism and homophobia into the mix.

While IA continues his, er, protest — his Twitter timeline is currently filled with puerile, slur-filled personal attacks — there are other more heartening reponses to WAM!’s program. Here one concerned #GamerGater warns his comrades not to let evil SJW’s “trap” them by … luring GGers into abusing them.

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The logic here is a bit absurd. If you’re abusive on Twitter, or anywhere, that’s your fault, not the fault of someone “provoking” you through the devious strategy of asking you questions. But the effect of warnings like this may be that GGers will think twice before abusing people. Thus cutting down on abuse on Twitter.

Hey, I’ll take it.

FULL DISCLOSURE: WAM! is awesome. Jaclyn Friedman is awesome. Fuck you.

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Harry Thornton
7 years ago

I heard about this “InternetAristocrat” guy around 3-4 years ago, when he trolled the “Commentary Community.” (If you want a basic idea of what that community was like, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOGyVBVZmZA ) He’s been doing this kind of shit for years, under other names, such as “GamesGoodMeBad”, and “Jim81Jim”. If you’re morbidly curious, you can find some of his old videos if you search around on youtube and other sites. Here’s a great post on reddit talking about what he’s done: http://www.reddit.com/r/GamerGhazi/comments/2hyrcy/best_new_twitter_account_to_come_out_of_gamergate/ckxaqk2

Faint Praise
Faint Praise
7 years ago

I love that Internet Aristocrat’s followers can’t tell photoshopped jokes from reality, and call it “Poe.”

That’s not Poe. That’s delusion. You’ve convinced yourself feminists are caricatures, so that even vile stuff like IA’s seems real. They accuse feminists of humorlessness but their rage prevents them from seeing obvious (terrible) jokes.

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

David, you’ve got a typo. I think you meant “bigoted slurs” not “bigoted sluts”. Ironically, your typo is a bigoted slur …

Harry Thornton
7 years ago

P.S, one of the people he did a video on, spax3, wasn’t much better. Here’s a reddit post from a former friend of his on a /r/GamerGhazi post of a reupload of his video on him: http://www.reddit.com/r/GamerGhazi/comments/2izzjy/internet_aristocrat_in_2009_turns_out_he_was/cl7gdvn

wordsp1nner
7 years ago

I still laugh at gamergators promoting free speech, since their most coherent goals are (a) NO WOMEN ALLOWED and (b) SJWS SHUT UP! And there is nothing free-speech about trying to claim that people with different politics than you reviewing games is journalistic corruption that requires a coordinated harassment campaign to deal with.

Also, fucking freezing rain, man. I was sliding on the pavement trying to scrape my windows clean when I thought to check to see if work was closed. And yes, it is delayed for “nonessential” staff.

I’m a researcher on flex time. I have decided that applies to me. But I don’t know if it will be much better at 10 am–it hasn’t gotten above freezing in a week.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

There’s only one adult I know of that has complained about having to wipe their own ass. And it’s not a feminist. It’s Roosh.

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
7 years ago

I’m trying to wrap my head around that “Sitting in the bog with pants on” ‘shop and failing. Is she only in the bathroom to escape the kids for a few minutes? Does IA not know that you’re supposed to remove your pants before taking a shit? Do her jeans have a secret buttflap? Do jeans with secret buttflaps even exist? Why are my ears bleeding?

Ellesar
7 years ago

So his way of ‘satirising’ WAM is to doa load of toilet ‘jokes’?! Sorry, I have to say it again – is he a child or just behaving like one?

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

Uh-huh.
Well.
I guess he…told…them?

People like this think they are clever.
That still blows my mind.

Charles Montgomery Burns
Charles Montgomery Burns
7 years ago

It’s somewhat ironic that not only his name, but also his worldview is outdated by about 200 years.

schwadevivre
7 years ago

Cue sick joke about “the (Internet)Aristocrats” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aristocrats

The “activists” whining about women/games/journalism/Cheetos/basements have actually moved beyond self parody.

becausescience
becausescience
7 years ago

I still laugh at gamergators promoting free speech, since their most coherent goals are (a) NO WOMEN ALLOWED and (b) SJWS SHUT UP! And there is nothing free-speech about trying to claim that people with different politics than you reviewing games is journalistic corruption that requires a coordinated harassment campaign to deal with.

Isn’t Gamergate’s own mascot’s slogan “Shut up and play!”? Kinda hard to claim you’re fighting for free speech when your mascot is telling people to shut up.

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

So he photoshopped a picture of a member of the board of directors or Women, Action, & the Media sitting on the toilet, and this is supposed to be “cleaning up corruption in videogame journalism?”

And it’s “baseless accusation” that “gamergate members love Jack Thompson?” Wasn’t it just yesterday that they were celebrating Thompson as a champion of free speech, or something? Weren’t they just calling him “based” (which is supposed to be a good thing) just yesterday?

Do they listen to themselves? Do they actually think about what they write and post?

davidknewton
7 years ago

I was pointed to this Gamergate-approved recommendation list today: http://t.co/cwbhrdEOxI . http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6859671/ . There’s a definite theme among the games there, and I’ll give you a clue – it’s not about quality or ethics.

chaltab
chaltab
7 years ago

I have no idea what Internet Aristocrat thinks he’s proving with this juvenile BS but then I was stuck on the ‘bigoted sluts’ typo for two minutes trying to make sense of that sentence.

Plaats
7 years ago

@davidknewton – I can’t think of anything more ethical than refusing to play games from people who don’t support GG.

“Matt Roszak supports GamerGate. According to him, he just wants to make videogames without the risk of backlash just because of politics.”

Replace “Matt Roszak supports GamerGate” with “Zoe Quinn does not support GamerGate” and see how amenable they’d be to that excerpt.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
7 years ago

@davidknewton:

It’s a nice racket they’ve got going. Anything remotely related to a political group must therefore be politics, which means they must not be a part of any game criticism. Therefore, QED, since feminism exists as a political movement, you aren’t allowed to talk about gender in games.

Ow. My brain.

Does that mean that, since #gamergate is basically a political movement, this list embodies exactly what they wish to fight? A list of games approved by their political relations to a topic rather than by merit? If they had any credibility whatsoever, they’d be honor-bound to fight themselves.

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
7 years ago

… There’s a #NotYourShield on Twitter whose profile says “Resident house [racist slur I’m not typing] of GamerGate.” I think I’m done with Twitter for today.

DJG
DJG
7 years ago

This is one of those rare moments when I am tempted to emulate Kevin Thompson from *Daria* and confuse Aristocrat with Aristocat.

ikanreed
ikanreed
7 years ago

@M

That’s fairly typical 4chan “self”-deprecation going on there.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

Proof that gamergater “oppressed nerds” have much in common with the macho dudes they complain about being bullied by.
http://gawker.com/frat-suggests-taking-feminist-students-on-a-raping-tri-1661147191

vbillings
7 years ago

Poopy butt jokes? IA is either actually a child or never matured past seven. But that’s true for most GGers, too.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

On that Gawker thread, Miz Jenkins immediately comes in to support the rapey frat bros. I remember her from Jezebel – did she eventually get banned? She used to troll a bit less obviously, I guess she’s decided that subtlety is too much effort.

Also, frat bros in my homeland? No thanks. I say we punt them all into the North Sea.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
7 years ago

And it’s “baseless accusation” that “gamergate members love Jack Thompson?” Wasn’t it just yesterday that they were celebrating Thompson as a champion of free speech, or something? Weren’t they just calling him “based” (which is supposed to be a good thing) just yesterday?

No True Gamergater?

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